Problems installing 10.04-beta2

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at
Mon Apr 19 23:34:38 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 21:13 +0300, Edgars Šmits wrote: 
> I need to install a new hard disk on my Dell laptop, so I thought I
> might as well try 10.04-beta2 for AMD64 before I swap drives, just to
> see how it runs. I downloaded the iso file, made a USB startup key,
> and rebooted. Up comes the Ubuntu start asking if I want to do a LIVE
> test, click yes, and the system starts to boot. After the initial
> kernel load the screen screws up - basically the screen shows large
> white bars with some black interspersed. Keeps loading, I hear the
> desktop finish loading with the familiar sound, but my screen is still
> f----ed up and I can get no response to any keyboard activity.
> I did an MD5 check, image is OK. Any ideas?
> iso=ubuntu-10.04-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso
> Dell Inspiron 1501
> ATI Radeon Xpress 200M

Curious... I had almost the same issue, except for me, the screen just
stays black, the mouse comes up, and I hear the startup sound, but after
that, I can't see anything. I filed a bug about it (can't find it at the

I've actually been having a ton of issues with the 10.04 CD on all of my
computers... I think I've only gotten it to successfully start once out
of the 5 computers I've tried.

Best of Luck

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